Roberto Bedoya

Roberto Bedoya has served as the executive director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council since November of 2006. He is also a writer and arts consultant who works in the area of support systems for artists. As an arts consultant Bedoya has worked on projects for Creative Capital Foundation, Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Urban Institute. From 1996-2001 he was the Executive Director of the National Association of Artists’ Organizations (NAAO), a national arts service organization for individual artists and artist-centered organizations, primarily visual and interdisciplinary. (NAAO was a co-plaintiff in the Finley vs. NEA lawsuit.) A writer, Bedoya’s poems, essays, and reviews has appeared in numerous publications including The New Gatekeepers Emerging Challenges to Free Expression in the Arts (Columbia University Press, 2003), CMYK, EOAGH, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of the monograph U.S. Cultural Policy: Its Politics of Participation, Its Creative Potential and The Color Line and US Cultural Policy: An Essay with Dialogue.

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